Azerbaijan vs Republic of Ireland Betting Tips, Predictions, Odds & Match Preview

The bottom two teams in Group A do battle here as fifth placed Azerbaijan play host to fourth placed Republic of Ireland on Saturday afternoon (5:00pm UK time).

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Azerbaijan vs Republic of Ireland: Betting Tips

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Azerbaijan vs Republic of Ireland: Predictions

Azerbaijan vs Republic of Ireland: Predictions

Bet Prediction Best odds
BTTS? No 7/10 with Betfair
Correct score Azerbaijan 0-1 Republic of Ireland 19/4 with Unibet
First Goalscorer Shane Duffy 18/1 with Bet365

Azerbaijan have struggled in qualifying so far with just one point (which came against the Republic) from their five games. Their last qualifier saw them go down 3-0 at home to Portugal making it nine goals shipped and just three netted. At their own ground, they are ten without a victory the last one coming against the Faroe Islands in 2018.

Republic of Ireland have had a poor qualifying campaign themselves taking just two points from their five and are nine behind Serbia in second and 11 from leaders Portugal. Back-to-back home draws (1-1 with both Azerbaijan and Serbia) seem to have put paid to their qualification hopes and they need to start putting wins down to build for the next campaign. A lack of goals is the issue with just ten netted from their last 15 and four of these came in one game against Andorra.

Azerbaijan vs Republic of Ireland: Match Stats

The Republic have been awful in qualifying and question marks exist over the future of manager Stephen Kenny and as such you could not take them here but then nor could you take a home side winless at home since 2018. Better value comes in the first goalscorer market where Shane Duffy who netted against Azerbaijan in the penultimate game looks great value. He has looked excellent in the Premier League and is clearly a target with two of the last three Republic goals both coming from centre-halves (the other was an own-goal.

John Eagan was the other Republic of Ireland to have netted lately and given the struggles of the forward players then he is another player who looks worth a little interest to grab the opener.

Azerbaijan vs Republic of Ireland: Squawka Says

Scoreline prediction: Azerbaijan 0-1 Republic of Ireland

Azerbaijan vs Republic of Ireland: Odds

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Azerbaijan vs Republic of Ireland: Head to Head

4 September 2021 – Rep of Ireland 1-1 Azerbaijan- World Cup Qualifiers

The reverse fixture back in September finished 1-1 with a goal each from Emin Mahmudov and Shane Duffy. That was the first competitive game between these two sides.

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